Ugly Betty star America Ferrera was seen Tuesday afternoon in Lower Manhattan dressed as a giant hot dog. Michael Urie, who plays Marc St. James on the show, was dressed as a giant bun. Apparently the costume was difficult to get into and out of, because Ferrera had her assistant feed her a banana during a break in filming. No information was available on what kind of plot twist resulted in Betty having to dress as a hot dog.
The show, which was almost canceled, is going into its fourth season, and is welcoming a new member of the cast. Television star Kristen Johnston will be joining the cast as a temp at Mode magazine named Helen. Johnston has done quite a bit of theater since winning an Emmy for her work in the former TV hit Third Rock from the Sun, having been in The Women, Aunt Dan and Lemon, and The Understudy. Come November, she will star in Mint Theatre’s production of So Help Me God!
Ugly Betty will return to the television line-up on October 9. In addition to Ferrera and Urie, the cast of the show includes Vanessa Williams, Beckie Newton, Ana Ortiz, Mark Indelicato, Tony Plana, and Judith Light.